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The Week Ahead: Armijo, Fairfield tangle in boys basketball

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FAIRFIELD — It’s always a big game when the Armijo and Fairfield high school boys baskteball teams meet, even if they’re no longer in the same league.

The Indians came away with a thrilling 51-48 road victory at Ronald D. Thompson Gymnasium last January and the Falcons look to return the favor when they travel to E. Gary Vaughn Gymnasium, Friday.

Here’s a look at the rest of the week:

Monday

Before the Falcons and Indians tangle on Friday, they and Vanden have to finish their third games in the Fairfield Holiday Classic. Vanden plays Antelope in the consolation championship at 4:30 p.m., Armijo meets Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills for third place at 6 p.m., and Fairfield battles San Marcos in the championship game at 7:30 p.m.

Fresh off their victory in their own tournament, the Rodriguez boys host San Rafael.

The Vanden girls play for the West Coast Jamboree’s Diamond Division title by taking on state power Narbonne of Harbor City at Deer Valley High of Antioch at 6:30 p.m.

The Solano Community College women’s basketball team wraps up its play in the Mike Gervasoni Memorial tournament at De Anza of Cupertino.

Thursday

After a two-day break to ring in the new year, area sports gets going again when the Solano men’s and women’s basketball teams begin Bay Valley Conference play at Yuba of Marysville.

The Armijo girls open the Power of One Classic at Vacaville against Pittsburg.

Friday

The Fairfield girls play their first game of the new year by hosting Los Altos.

Saturday

The Solano men’s and women’s teams host their first BVC home games of the season, the former taking on Alameda, the latter meeting Laney of Oakland.

Continuing their brutal nonleague schedule, the Vanden girls head south to play defending Central Section Division I champ Clovis West.

In wrestling, Armijo, Rodriguez and Vanden compete in the Mat Classic at Granada at Livermore.

Meanwhile, the Rodriguez girls wrestlers take part in the Queen of the Mat Tournament at Pittsburg, while the Vanden girls participate in the Karen Foley Crossface Classic at St. Patrick’s of Vallejo.

Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or pfarmer@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is a 1985 graduate of Brigham Young University. The Suisun City resident has been with the Daily Republic Sports Department since 1989 and has served as sports editor since 2007. He and his wife Jackie have four children.
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